Saturday, May 29, 2010
Round one begins June 1st ...... no rest for the weary and for those who want to look and feel great this summer!! :)
Friday, May 28, 2010
Andrew made a fashion statement yesterday with his muscle man shirt, plaid shorts and snow boots. The hottest day of the year so far and this kid decided to put on his snow boots!
I just love this picture of him... it's a little piece of childhood captured forever.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Another notebook doodle quote... love her site!
This quote especially hit home for me this week. It can be applied to so many different things in my life right now. Motherhood, weight loss and my photography business.
Is motherhood easy? ... no way. Is it the most rewarding and worthwhile thing I'll ever do? Absolutely!
Weightloss - ugh... never easy but definitely worthwhile and I feel better and better each day.
My photography business - I'm learning it's not enough to know how to take great pictures and have a passion for photography to have a successful business. I've been working very hard on the business side. It's definitely not easy but I'm learning so much and am still loving what I do and I know it'll be worthwhile!!
Monday, May 24, 2010
You HAVE to watch this video. I was going to save it for Wisdom Wednesday but just had to share it now. (Make sure and turn my music off down below so you can hear this video)
This man is absolutely amazing and what an inspiration he is to so many people. It definitely puts things into perspective. :)
So Saturday night we pushed the sofa's together in the basement and dragged out our sleeping bags and watched movies and ate popcorn and candy. Then around 9:30 Andrew looks at me and says, "I just want to sleep in your bed." This kid has been egging to sleep in our bed for awhile now so I caved. Plus, it's SO much more comfortable than the couch.
Finally at 10:30 my little Chatty Kathy (no clue where he gets that from!) fell asleep. I really don't know how parents sleep with their kids because his head was lodged in my back all night long. I'd move him back to his side and I swear he had a GPS because he would find me within a matter of minutes.
All of that aside it was so much fun and the best part? Right before he nodded off to sleep, it was quiet as a mouse and he says "Mommy, I just love you." *sigh*
He woke up the next morning whispering "Mommy... Mommy then MOMMY!" His next sentence was, "I think I want to sleep in your bed again tonight." Me, "Sorry buddy but this is just a special thing and we can't do it every night." Andrew, "Okay... well maybe when I get older I can sleep in your bed." I'll remind you, you said that when you are 16 son. :)
Then on Sunday we spent the day with friends and I snapped a few pics of this sweet little girl...
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Here are the full results...
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
(I found this cute design up top from a designer on etsy called Whimsy Studios. She has some really cute stuff. )
Have a great Wednesday!
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Andrew really wanted to wear his superman shirt and why not? He LOVES superheros. So, I let him but added a little polo underneath to dress it up a bit. He loved it even more. I think this boy is destined to love fashion. Well, Daddy did get best dressed in school. :-)
Here is our take on saying "cheese"... (which as a photographer I NEVER say)
Saturday, May 15, 2010
The full results are below. As you'll notice I completely fell off the wagon this week but I'm back on it now baby. Oh ya, watch out for me next Friday! LOL Only 7 week and 2 days until Maui. YIKES!!
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Ps. We woke up to 4 inches of snow this morning and it's not done. I wasn't too happy about the snow but leave it to my 5 year old to see the bright side. He woke up and was beyond excited and I said I wasn't happy about it. His response? "I'm excited cuz we get to go play in the snow and throw snowballs!" It's all about perspective. :)
Have a great Wednesday!
Sunday, May 9, 2010
First up... a tasty breakfast made by my hubby. (If you've never had fried potato pancakes you are missing out BIG time!)
We took off to the nursery to get plants for a salsa garden. SO excited about this!! Tomotoes, cilantro, peppers... yum!
Coerced Andrew into taking some pics with me...
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Yep, that is the moment my life was forever changed. The second I became a Mommy. You know how sometimes your mind takes mental snapshots and there are images you will take with you always. This is one of them. I'll never forget looking at him for the very first time and being amazed that I (with the help of Blake :-) created this!! He was so beautiful and perfect. After a scary delivery, we were so thankful he was okay. So many emotions all wrapped up into one.
At this time I had no idea what this little guy had in store for me and I still don't. One thing for sure is that each day with him is an adventure and he makes my life so much fun.
I love you sooooooooooooooooooo much Chew Chew. Thank you for bringing more joy than I could have ever imagined to my life.
Okay, I'm about to go retro here.... I couldn't resist throwing in a few photos of my Mommy as well. Thank you Mom for always being there when I need to talk and for giving me your love and support. No matter how I old I get I will always need you. Also, thank you for all the sacrifices you made while I was growing up and for putting us girls first. Looking back now I realize how much you did for us and I just want to say.... thank you. My childhood was filled with wonderful, silly, fun family moments. Thank you for that. :-) LOVE YOU TONS and wish I could be with you on Mother's Day!!! I bet you are making chocolate gravy and biscuits... hmmm....
Thursday, May 6, 2010
After the song, they came and sat with us and had some yummy muffins.
Looking forward to a wonderful Mother's Day weekend with my little man. :)
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Hope you had a great Wednesday!
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Monday, May 3, 2010
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Here is Blake's idea for our family photo.... Yes, it's official. We are complete dorks. But at least we are dorks together. Last time I used my remote but this time we used the 10 second timer on the camera. There is just something about the excitement of the timer that makes the photos all that much more fun.